Writing Difference: The Novels of Shashi Deshpande
Naik, Chanchala K. (Ed.)
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Book ID : 17237
ISBN-10 : 81-85753-69-5 / 8185753695
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
247p., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Writing & Activism 2. Cultural Rooting/Routing Through English: The Writings of Shashi Despande 3. Gender, Feminism and Postcoloniality: A Reading of Shashi Deshpande's Novel 4. Writing a Narrative and a Self in Silence: A Reading of Shashi Despande 5. The Body in Shashi "The Dark Holds No Terrors" 6. Psychonalytic Regression and the Finding of the True Self in The Dark Holds No Terrors: A Winnicottian Study 7. Reading into if I Die Today 8. The Self as Contestation in Roots and Shadows 9. The Multicoloured Patch Work Quilt: The Narrative Patterns in Shashi Deshpande's That Long Silence 10. Come up and Be Dead: Exploration of Human Relationship 11. The Binding Vine: Multi Storied Misunderstanding 12. Shashi Deshpande's the Binding Vine and A Matter of Time: A Reading in the Postcolonial Context 13. Conceptual Blending and Narratives: Cognitive Perspectives on Shashi Deshpande's A Matter of Time 14. Resistance and Reconcilation: Shashi Deshpande's A Matter of Time and Small Remedies 15. 'Something Happened': Writing Repetition and recovery in Shashi Deshpande's "Small Remedies" 16. Moving on: In Search of Individual Autonomy and Self-Realization 17. In Conversation with Shashi Deshpande (3 June 2003)
This anthology, consisting of sixteen critical essays and one interview, attempts to explore and evaluate the 'writing difference' in the novels of Shashi Deshpande. Closely foucsed on her major concerns such as the enigmatic fissures in human relationships, the arresting figurations of autonomy and responsibility, the challenging dilemmas of cultural representation, of resistance and reconciliation in an urban, postcolonial, Indian milieu, the volume equally makes for an indepth reading and scrutiny of each of Deshpande's novels published so far. Critical perspectives in these essays, though varied, complement each other and notably cohere to enhance the reader's understanding of this major Indian Enlgish novelist of our times.